With The Lake District and The Yorkshire Dales on our doorstep - KDCS offers an exciting selection of cycle rides throughout the local area and beyond. There are social gatherings including slide shows, talks and supper evenings and members are kept up to date with cycling news and issues through this web site, emails and our Facebook pages. KDCS are an affiliated group of Cycling UK.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Tempting recipes ......

Have you notice the recipe section, on the right hand side under - More Information ?

Tim has just sent a banana trail cake recipe to join the two flapjack recipes, all sound very tasty and a great way to keep the wheels rolling.

  • Cycling essentials - 
  • multi tool
  • puncture outfit 
  • and Phil's flapjack ? 
  • e-mail any of your favourite recipes suitable for cyclists  to - kdcsweb@gmail.com

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Workshop Tutorials

Wheelbase have three Workshop Tutorials planned, they are geared towards beginners and intermediate cyclists who want to be confident with roadside repairs and basic home maintenance.
Lessons start at 7pm prompt and ends around 9pm. Biscuits and brews provided!

Tuesday 22 November 2016 
  • Wheel fitting and removal
  • Punctures
  • Tyre removal and seating
  • Hubs

Tuesday 29 November 2016
  • Causes of poor braking
  • Trouble shooting
  • Fitting new blocks
  • Setting and adjustment

Tuesday 06 December 2016

  • Causes of poor shifting
  • Degreasing & Trouble shooting
  • Chain wear, Split chain
  • Setting and adjustment

Each lesson costs £15 or all 3 lessons for £40

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Bikes and Beers in Pacific NW of USA - From Lesley
Having recently returned from a holiday in the Pacific NW of USA (Washington State and Oregon), I thought I’d share a few photos which I hope will be of interest to KDCS members …as cyclists and beer drinkers!  Just click here (you should not need a DropBox account).
Our focus was walking in the fabulous Cascade Mountains rather than cycling.  However, the cities of Seattle and Portland are both pretty bike friendly, with bike lanes and facilities to easily transport bikes on buses and trams.
The region is famous for its craft ales, and I don’t think we had a bad pint (or half pint in my case!) all trip.  However, the beer is not cheap ……particularly given the current $ / £ exchange rate.   The cost of a US pint ranged from $5.50 to $8 / $9.  On top of that, a US pint is not a full pint, being 18 fl oz rather than our 20 fl oz.  So best not to think about these things and just enjoy!  McMenamins is a chain of pubs and motels worth checking out if you get to Oregon.  Incidentally, food in supermarkets was also astoundingly expensive.
As for tea shops as you cycle (or drive), these seem to be few and far between except in the big towns and cities.   It was in fact easier to find cannabis cafes on route ……and no we didn’t indulge! 
Lesley H
PS Last photo for amusement - no explanation necessary